x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Move of the week: Wide-grip Romanian dead-lift

The fourth exercise in our eight-part weekly series of workouts: wide-grip Romanian dead-lift.

Keeping the bar in contact with your body, bend to just below your knees. To complete the move, push your hips forward again to an upright position.
Keeping the bar in contact with your body, bend to just below your knees. To complete the move, push your hips forward again to an upright position.

Inger Larson, the head nutritionist and trainer at Scandinavian Health and Performance (SHP) in Dubai, demonstrates the fourth exercise in our eight-part weekly series of workouts. Do this move alone or incorporate it into your own fitness routine.

"An excellent exercise for improving back muscle strength. Using some form of weights or load is advised for optimal results."

Using a bar or barbell, stand with feet body-width apart. Grip the bar at its extremities.

Hinging at the hips, push your bottom backwards while keeping your upper body as neutral as possible.

Keeping the bar in contact with your body, bend to just below your knees. To complete the move, push your hips forward again to an upright position.

Top tip: A broomstick can work well for beginners.

SHP is in Unit 1304, Swiss Tower, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai. Contact 050 464 9396 or visit www.shpdubai.com